Vanilla Beans, Organic Grade A Madagascar Herb and Spice
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Organic Vanilla Beans.
Process: Whole dry Vanilla pods.
Fragrance: Sweet aromatic.
Vanilla beans are from a species of Orchid first harvested in Mexico by pre-Columbian cultures centuries ago. It was discovered by conquistador Hernán Cortés in the 1520s, who also introduced chocolate to Europe. The French loved the flavor so much they bought some plants form the Spanish and transplanted them to their colonies in Madagascar & Polynesia. Most vanilla is now one of two species: planifolia (from the Indian Ocean rim, especially Madagascar & Indonesia) or tahitensis (from the South Pacific islands).
Vanilla is among the most expensive crops on the market, due to the labor-intensiveness of harvesting and processing it, as well as the vulnerability of the crop to storm damage. 95% of products supposedly containing vanilla really contain synthetic vanillin, a derivative of lignin, a wood polymer. The common association of the word “vanilla” with “boring or conventional,” is perhaps due to the use of imitation or used bean vanilla, which doesn’t do the complex taste of the true bean justice.
WHY WE SELL BY WEIGHT RATHER THAN COUNT
Bean count per pound obviously varies greatly depending on the plumpness and length of the individual beans. That’s why we sell them by weight instead of count. However, we receive many requests for a rough estimate of how many beans are in a pound, so we’d say about 100 beans is a fair estimate.
NOTE: Store in an airtight container away from heat and light.
DISCLAIMER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE US FDA REGULATIONS
Our information on the use of this herb should never replace the care of a medical doctor. We are not medical professionals and are not claiming to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are providing information for educational purposes only, based on common and publicly accessible historical information on the herb. You must be 18 years or older to purchase any herb from our store. We recommend that you educate yourself about the use of this herb before purchasing it.
BULK/WHOLESALE: please contact us if you need larger bulk or wholesale orders.
IMPORTANT: the pictures of the products in most cases are zoomed-in photos of the herb, the product description will be a near-accurate description of the herb. Please expect variations in the color of the herb from batch to batch and some possible differences from the picture as this is a natural product that can change with each herb harvest.
Shipping from United States
5-6 business days
Estimated shipping times
- Canada : 10 - 15 business days
- North America : 3 - 7 business days
- Europe : 12 - 18 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We respect your privacy. We will never share or sell your information with anyone, ever. We will only use your information to process your order or send you promotions on our products.
By buying from our store you are giving us consent to contact you regarding your order or for any promotion of our products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
While we do not offer gift wrap, please drop us a line with any request for custom or personalized orders.
Gift wrapping and packaging
We do not gift wrap any item. Please let us know however if you are sending a gift and want us to send it without the packaging slip or pricing.
We sell wholesale and bulk on most items. Please contact us for business relationships and with special orders. You may also visit our bulk shop SKBULKHERBS.
What does organic mean?
All our herbs and spices stated as organic in our store were planted and cared for naturally, without harmful chemical or lead-based soil, carefully harvested, stored, and prepared in a UDSA certified organic facility, with workflows in place to prevent cross-contaminations with herbs that are non-organic.
IMPORTANT/PICTURE OF HERBS: Most pictures of the herbs are staged, stock, photos, please read the description of the herb, do not buy the herb solely based on the picture. If you are unsure of the herb, please do due diligence and research the herb or spice that you are buying.
What does wildcrafted mean?
Herbs and spices stated as wildcrafted in our store were harvested in fields where they already grow naturally by nature, without harmful chemicals. The soils are naturally fertilized, and the herbs are carefully harvested, stored, and prepared in a UDSA certified organic facility.
Why we cannot accept returns and exchanges.
We pride ourselves on our sanitation process while preparing your orders, which are food-grade items. Therefore, we are unable to accept returns and exchanges as these items cannot be restocked.
We will make exceptions for orders that we made a mistake with.
STORAGE FEE: Sorry we cannot store your order for free. All orders that are not shipped within 30 days will incur a $36.99 per week storage charge. A 10% restocking fee will be charged for all orders canceled after it is held for shipping.
What is your order processing policy?
Although orders are received 24/7, our operation hours are 9 am - 6 pm M-F.
We are CLOSED Sat-Sun and major Holidays.
Orders received M-F during our operation hours will BEGIN to be processed the same day or the next day after the order is received, and shipped 3-7 BUSINESS DAYS after.
Orders received after 6 pm on Fridays and on the weekends will begin to be processed on *Monday.
*If Monday is a US holiday, your order will begin to process on TUESDAY.
If you have concerns with your order being shipped, please check the time and date that you have ordered, contact us only after 7 business days have passed without shipping confirmation.
If we are late to ship we will more than likely contact you to keep you in the loop.
Order processing time and shipping policy
EXPECT DELAYS: During holidays the processing time can be up to 7 BUSINESS days M-F as orders increase. Order with more than 5 herbs may have a longer processing time.
Shipping: orders are shipped by First Class Mail within 1-2 business days are after the processing time is completed.
Please go to your Etsy "Purchases and Review" page to find the estimated time that you will receive your order.
Orders are processed in the order received.
SHIPPING COST: Wholesale, bulk, and larger shipping will incur additional shipping charges to be paid by the customer at the time of shipping. Consider that if your order is 2 lbs or greater, you may be expected to cover your shipping costs depending on the charge for your region.
Tell me about your cancelation/refund policy
Please purchase seriously, as we are unable to cancel your order - ALL ORDERS PLACED ARE FINAL. If you are concerned about the processing time, please contact us, do not make the assumption that you will receive your package late.
LOST/STOLEN PACKAGES: The carrier that you chose is responsible for your package once we have mailed it. We cannot replace or REFUND stolen, lost, or miss-delivered packages shipped to the address provided. We are not responsible for USPS or other carrier delays, please use your tracking number to track your package.
What happens after I purchase my order and choose USPS?
1. When you place your order it is automatically placed in a cue, by the date of purchase.
2. We begin to source your herb.
3. Your payment is verified (some payment takes 3-days for your bank to release the funds).
3. Your herbs are packed.
4. A shipping label is created, and Etsy sends you your tracking number.
5. USPS schedules a bulk pickup for all our orders processed and ready to ship.
6. The post office picks up the shipment.
7. The post office logs the shipment.
8. The post office sorts the shipment.
9. Your package leaves on the way to you via USPS.
10: Etsy notifies you when your order is delivered.
PS: Everyone will receive a tracking number, please check your Etsy messages.
Apr 3, 2023
I haven’t used these yet. But the smell is wonderful. Nice quality product
Feb 8, 2023